Glossary

Anyone new to the study of weather or storms may benefit checking out glossary terms and definitions in order to understand terminology. Be carefully to distinguish between the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemsiphere situations as they can be mirror images of each other for instance.

Extreme Storms – Weather Glossary – linked throughout this website to help provide some explanation of key weather and storm related terms.

Southern Hemisphere Weather Glossary   from Weatherzone in Australia

Bureau of Meteorology Weather Glossary from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia

National Weather Service Glossary from the National Weather Service in the United States

Skywarn Spotter Glossary from Skywarn in the United States

National Weather Service Spotter Glossary from the National Weather Service in the United States

 

Less Complicated Terms in Meteorology and the study of storms.